HyperDic: dry

English > 19 senses of the word dry:
ADJECTIVEalldryfree from liquid / liquid or moisture
alldry, ironic, ironical, wryhumorously sarcastic or mocking
alldrylacking moisture or volatile components
alldryopposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages
alldrynot producing milk
alldry(of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
alldrywithout a mucous or watery discharge
alldrynot shedding tears
alldry, juicelesslacking interest or stimulation
alldryused of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones
alldryunproductive especially of the expected results
alldryhaving no adornment or coloration
alldry(of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish
alldryhaving a large proportion of strong liquor
alldrylacking warmth or emotional involvement
alldry, teetotalpracticing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages
VERBchangedry, dry outremove the moisture from and make dry
changedry, dry outbecome dry or drier
NOUNperson dry, prohibitionista reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
dry > pronunciation
Soundsdray'
Rhymescry ... wry: 14 rhymes with ray...
English > dry: 19 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFree from liquid / liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet.
Examples
  • "dry land"
  • "dry clothes"
  • "a dry climate"
  • "dry splintery boards"
  • "a dry river bed"
  • "the paint is dry"
Attribute ofwetnessThe condition of containing or being covered by a liquid / liquid (especially water)
Narroweradust, baked, parched, scorched, sunbakeddried ... / dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
air-driedmade dry by contact with unheated air
air-drynot giving off moisture on exposure to the air
arid, waterlesslacking sufficient water or rainfall
bone-dry, bone dryWithout a trace of moisture
desiccated, dried-outThoroughly dried ... / dried out
driednot still wet
dried-upDepleted of water
dried-up, sere, sear, shriveled, shrivelled, withered(used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
dry-shodHaving or keeping the feet or shoes dry
kiln-drieddried in a kiln
rainlesslacking rain
semi-drySomewhat dry
semiaridSomewhat arid
thirstyNeeding moisture
OppositewetCovered or soaked with a liquid such as water
Spanishseco
Catalaneixut, sec
Nounsdrynessthe condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid / liquid (especially water)
English > dry: 19 senses > adjective 2
Meaninghumorously sarcastic or mocking.
Example"dry humor"
Synonymsironic, ironical, wry
Broaderhumorous, humourousFull of or characterized by humor
Spanishirónico
Catalanirònic
Nounsdrynessobjectivity and detachment
Adverbsdryly, drilyin a dry laconic manner
English > dry: 19 senses > adjective 3
Meaninglacking moisture or volatile components.
Example"dry paint"
OppositewetContaining moisture or volatile components
Nounsdrynessthe condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid / liquid (especially water)
English > dry: 19 senses > adjective 4
MeaningOpposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages.
Examples
  • "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"
  • "a dry state"
Oppositewetsupporting or permitting the legal production and sale of alcoholic beverages
English > dry: 19 senses > adjective 5
Meaningnot producing milk.
Example"a dry cow"
NarrowermilklessHaving no milk
Oppositewet, lactatingproducing or secreting milk
Spanishseco
Nounsdrynessthe condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid / liquid (especially water)
English > dry: 19 senses > adjective 6
Meaning(of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation.
Examples
  • "a dry white burgundy"
  • "a dry Bordeaux"
Narrowerbrut(of champagne) extremely dry
medium-dryOf a wine that is dry but not extremely dry
sec, unsweet(of champagne) moderately dry
See alsosourHaving a sharp biting taste / taste
sugarless, nonsweetnot containing sugar
Oppositesweet(used of wines) having a high residual sugar content
Spanishseco
English > dry: 19 senses > adjective 7
MeaningWithout a mucous or watery discharge.
Examples
  • "a dry cough"
  • a small child with a dry nose"
OppositephlegmyCharacterized by phlegm
Nounsdrynessthe condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid / liquid (especially water)
English > dry: 19 senses > adjective 8
Meaningnot shedding tears.
Examples
  • "dry sobs"
  • "with dry eyes"
Broadertearless, dry-eyedFree from tears
Nounsdrynessthe condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid / liquid (especially water)
English > dry: 19 senses > adjective 9
Meaninglacking interest or stimulation; dull / dull and lifeless.
Examples
  • "a dry book"
  • "a dry lecture filled with trivial details"
Synonymjuiceless
Broaderunstimulating, unexcitingnot stimulating
English > dry: 19 senses > adjective 10
MeaningUsed of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones.
Example"dry weight"
BroadersolidOf definite shape and volume
English > dry: 19 senses > adjective 11
Meaningunproductive especially of the expected results.
Examples
  • "a dry run"
  • "a mind dry of new ideas"
Broaderunproductivenot producing or capable of producing
English > dry: 19 senses > adjective 12
MeaningHaving no adornment or coloration.
Examples
  • "dry facts"
  • "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"
Broaderplainnot elaborate or elaborated
English > dry: 19 senses > adjective 13
Meaning(of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish.
Examples
  • "dry toast"
  • "dry meat"
Broaderplainnot elaborate or elaborated
Spanishseco
English > dry: 19 senses > adjective 14
MeaningHaving a large proportion of strong liquor.
Example"a very dry martini is almost straight gin"
BroaderalcoholicCharacteristic of or containing alcohol
English > dry: 19 senses > adjective 15
Meaninglacking warmth or emotional involvement.
Examples
  • "a dry greeting"
  • "a dry reading of the lines"
  • "a dry critique"
Broaderunemotionalunsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion
Nounsdrynessobjectivity and detachment
English > dry: 19 senses > adjective 16
MeaningPracticing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages.
Example"he's been dry for ten years"
Synonymteetotal
Broadersobernot affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
Spanishabstemio
Nounsdrynessmoderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
English > dry: 19 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages.
Synonymprohibitionist
InstancesNation, Carry Nation, Carry Amelia Moore NationUnited States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911)
Willard, Frances Elizabeth Caroline WillardUnited States advocate of temperance and women's suffrage (1839-1898)
Broaderreformer, reformist, crusader, social reformer, melioristA disputant who advocates reform
Spanishprohibicionista
Catalanprohibicionista
English > dry: 19 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningRemove the moisture from and make dry.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "dry clothes"
  • "dry hair"
Synonymdry out
Cause todry, dry outBecome dry or drier
Narrowerairexpose to warm or heated air, so as to dry
blow-drydry hair with a hair dryer
dehumidifymake less humid
dehydrate, desiccateRemove water from
drip-drydry by hanging up wet
exsiccate, dehydrate, dry up, desiccateLose water or moisture
parch, searCause to wither or parch from exposure to heat
rough-drydry without smoothing or ironing
spin-drydry (clothes) by spinning and making use of centrifugal forces
spray-drydry by bringing into the form of a spray, through contact with a hot gas
tumble drydry by spinning with hot air inside a cylinder
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
OppositewetCause to become wet
Spanishenjugar, secar
Catalanassecar, eixugar, secar
Nounsdrieran appliance that removes moisture
driera substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
English > dry: 19 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome dry or drier.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The laundry dries in the sun"
Synonymdry out
Caused bydry, dry outRemove the moisture from and make dry
Entailed bycrustform a crust or form into a crust
Narrowerrun dry, dry outBecome empty of water
scorchBecome scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Spanishenjugar, secarse
Catalanassecar-se, assecar, eixugar-se
Nounsdrieran appliance that removes moisture
driera substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)

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